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Club Tennis

Club tennis sessions are the heart of the club

and any member (according to the restrictions of their category of membership) and of a suitable standard (assessed by the Club coach) can turn up and play as many sets as they like. Lights and balls are provided.

Players should adhere to the Code of Conduct, Rules and Regulations and Club Etiquette standards as provided below. 

Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, the Club runs doubles tennis sessions for full members, between 2 pm and 6 pm.

No guests are allowed to play at the Weekend Club tennis sessions.Juniors may only play at Club Tennis if agreed in advance with the Head Coach.

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Code of Conduct for Club Tennis
 

Hartswood Tennis Club aims to provide a tennis venue that is safe, inclusive and has a positive atmosphere so that everyone is able to enjoy playing tennis at this club. Our code of conduct

and policies are designed to support this aim. The Club rules and code of conduct set out minimum standards of behaviour, which all members are expected to follow.
In addition, it is expected that members will 

 

  • not permit aggressive, offensive or abusive language or behaviour

  • encourage fair and safe play

  • discourage deliberately hitting a ball hard at another player from close range in social tennis

  • call a 'let' if the ball enters an adjacent court and not disturb play of others

  • discourage disputes over line calls

  • leave the courts as we would hope to find them

  • talk quietly when play is in progress

  • wait until a suitable break in play to walk behind a court

No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19, currently recognised as any of the following:

  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

 

Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self isolation.

ETIQUETTE 

Please follow the Etiquette Guidelines when participating in these sessions.

APPAREL

You should wear recognised tennis clothing and correct tennis footwear as per Rule 34 of the Rules and Regulations ofthe club.

HARTSWOOD SET

A set is completed when the winning team reaches 6 games. All games are sudden death deuces: gender to gender for mixed pairs or receiver's choice otherwise.

AFTERNOON TEA

Like the other club activities, club members volunteer via a Doodle and take it in turns to provide afternoon tea and cakes, usually at around 4pm.

SITTING OUT

Occasionally, you have to sit and wait your turn for a short while to make up a set of doubles on a “first in first out” basis. If you choose to sit out, you will rejoin at the back of the queue.

WEBCAM

Particularly useful on showery days, the Hartswood webcam allows members to view the courts and see if play is in progress before setting off for the club.

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